English ale was exported to India with varying success in the 17th and 18th century. The voyage was long and spoilt beer was a persistent problem. The solution – higher hopping rates and alcohol strength. India pale ale was born. Originally made with English hops, the style was adopted by the West Coast American home brewers in the 70’s and 80’s and was brewed to their own style; American hopped and with high bitterness levels. Later, there was great competition amongst U.S. craft brewers to take the most bitter IPA in the land. Thankfully those days are over.
Our IPA is West Coast through and through. Anchored by a solid Maris Otter base, it oozes malt, caramel and fruity American hops. Aromas of spice, orange and grapefruit from the generous dry hopping precedes robust bitterness.
Available in Bottle, Can, Mini Keg or Cask.
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